Originally Posted by k-troop
Hilarious. Finally someone on this forum who quotes their sources.
I used to wear nothing but Footjoy Classics, wingtips or saddle. Then I had a year-long bout with plantar fascitis that nearly crippled me and prevented me from walking the golf course (or even playing in a cart, many days). I started wearing Olu Kai beach trainers: mesh uppers, flat-soled shoe with a nubby sole. This shoe probably is the reason why I can still run and play golf.
I can wear regular shoes now, but when I walk I wear Nike sneaker-style shoes. I'd rather honor the tradition of the game by walking and carrying my bag than by wearing a six-pound leather-soled torture device.
I don't have plantar fascitis, but I have really tender feet, I've never been able to go bare foot, not at as kid, not even in the house on carpet. So, I'm loving all these new shoes, tradition golf shoes kill the bottom of my feet, I bought a pair of the ECCO Street last summer and love them. Can't wait to try some of the other spikeless shoes.
As for the look, I don't care, I used to have to wear a suit and tie every day to work also, times change, styles change, that's life.